Blue Dream PR off to a running start - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Blue Dream PR off to a running start

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:00 pm

For a company that's been in business for only three months, Blue Dream seems to be living up to its expectations as a winner.

After his graduation from Arizona State University this past spring, Eli Chmouni established Blue Dream-a public relations and marketing company-with a grant from the Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative through ASU. His business concept, Chmouni, says, is to offer companies marketing and PR with "everything under one roof."

Blue Dream contracts with clients for all of their needs, and then works with other businesses on behalf of its clients to create websites, business cards, mobile applications, commercials, photography, you name it. And it's found a way to do it, no matter the contract budget.

"Even if a client comes to us with a low budget, we figure out a way to make it happen. Even if that means volunteering our time for some things," Chmouni says.

Blue Dream's initial business plan estimated its first year revenue around $35,000. But it has already hit and surpassed that mark.

"We're growing really fast," Chmouni says of the company's progress. "Some of our single contracts are at $18,000 a piece."

The new PR firm, which is based at the ASU SkySong innovation center at the intersection of Scottsdale and McDowell roads, has also surpassed its projected contract count for the year.

Blue Dream estimated about six contracts for its initial year in business. To date, it has signed on 11 clients.

According to Chmouni, of all the 2011 Edson winners, Blue Dream is one of the only companies growing in revenue. Brent Sebold, Program Manager for the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, says winner revenue is hard to compare and rate, though, because each company is in different stages.

Of the 26 winners this year, fewer than 10 are in the "generating revenue" stage, so it's difficult to compute who's doing best financially.

"Blue Dream has done a great job at pushing their purpose to current and future customers," Sebold says. "But I can't say for sure if they're the ones growing most in revenue."

Chmouni and his team, Nichlos Oliver and Greton Goers, have had success with video and photography marketing. The team has won awards for the videos they produced for Avnet Inc., Johnson Controls Inc. and ISACA Phoenix Chapter.

Another successful outlet for the company is Edson's new "Get Launched" initiative. The project highlights Edson's student-run ventures and provides tips and insight for other entrepreneurs through videos. Blue Dream is the main producer of these "Get Launched" videos.

"They're constantly contracting for new clients and promoting Edson Company winners, too," Sebold said. "I've been wanting to promote our companies with videos for a long time, and now they're [Blue Dream] doing it."

Blue Dream's running start may have even been foreshadowed by the origin of its name. Chmouni says he chose "Blue" because after some research, he found blue is a noble and popular color for already established companies, like Facebook, Wal-Mart and Twitter.

"One more thing," Chmouni wrote in an email, "Dreams come true. We try to always remind ourselves of that."

The ASU SkySong facility is designed to help companies grow by providing business services and programs offered or facilitated by ASU. These services include access to new technologies, capital networks, business education and a skilled workforce.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

McDonald's Golden Arches First Appeared In Phoenix

Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:22pmUpdated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:32pm downloadBurgers, fries and shakes—all of those probably…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 11:02 am @ http://kjzz.org/content/341731/mcdonalds-golden-ar…

Texas-based Bush’s Chicken coming to Gilbert – and they’re bringing car hops

A few weeks ago, a reader asked if I knew what was being built on the southeast corner of Val Vista and Williams Field in Gilbert. It looks li…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 10:32 am @ http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2016/07/28/texas-based…

The Daily 202: Democrats claim patriotism, God and American exceptionalism at convention

THE BIG IDEA: PHILADELPHIA—Democrats are now playing offense on the three G’s that dogged them for so many years: God, gays and guns. Republic…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 10:32 am @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/palo…

UPDATE: Western Union Anti-Money Laundering Settlement Agreement

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2016Contact: Mia Garcia (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announc…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 10:28 am @ https://www.azag.gov/press-release/update-western-…

Katie McGinty’s Controversial Past

At a swanky League of Conservation Voters dinner last month in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty, who is running to unseat…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 10:25 am @ http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438418/penns…

Mark Burns' amazing journey to photograph every national park in the U.S.

When photographer Mark Burns was growing up in Houston, he didn’t have many everyday opportunities to gaze upon great mountains and sweeping v…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 10:24 am @ http://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/07-27-16-m…

Paul Babeu Slams GOP Primary Rival Wendy Rogers

Stephen Lemons A A If there's one single quality that former U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Rogers has in spades, it's moxie. One of …

Published: July 28, 2016 - 9:57 am @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/paul-babeu-sla…

67 Congress Members Tell Feds: Measure the Movement of People, Not Cars

The federal government hands states about $40 billion a year for transportation, money they can basically spend however they want. The result …

Published: July 28, 2016 - 9:57 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/07/28/67-congress-…

LGBT Advocates Urge District Court Not to Let States Game the System

Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations late yesterday filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the multi-state lawsui…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 9:27 am @ http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20160728_lgbt-advo…

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

This is HR’s go-to advice for employees who put in their two-week notice, especially if that employee is heading to a competitor: “Just rememb…

Published: July 28, 2016 - 9:01 am @ http://timsackett.com/2016/07/28/the-grass-isnt-al…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…